How To Fix Windows 10 ERR_ CONNECTION_RESET Problem

There are instances where Windows users are getting an error message such as ERR_CONNECTION_RESET when trying to open a website. This usually happens when a connection could not be establish with the website. Although other websites works, there are certain websites experiencing the error. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series, we will talk about the recommended troubleshooting methods on how to fix Err_Connection_Reset error on Windows 10.

Fix Windows 10 Err_Connection_Reset Problem

There are several factors that can cause this particular error to occur such as issues with the network, conflicts with the Antivirus programs to an issue with the Firewall. Listed below are the troubleshooting methods that you can try to fix Err_Connection_Reset error on Windows 10.

But before performing the recommended troubleshooting solutions below, its best to restart your Windows computer first. This action refreshes the Windows operating system and removes any corrupt temporary data that could be causing the problem.

Solution 1: Change DNS server

If you are having issues with your network settings, to fix this you may need to reset the network settings by changing its DNS server. This is done by using a Public DNS.

To do this:

  1. Press Windows key + I on your keyboard to open Windows settings section.

  2. Inside Windows Settings, click Network & Internet

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  3. Under Advanced network settings of network status, click Change Adapter options. A new window opens.

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  4. Inside Network Connections window, right click on your network and click Properties from the drop down menu.

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  5. Under Wi-Fi Properties, click Networking tab.

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  6. Scroll down and double click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) to open it.

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  7. Click on the option “Use the following DNS server addresses”

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  8. Input 8.8.8.8 as Preferred DNS server

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  9. Input 8.8.4.4 as Alternate DNS server

  10. Click OK to apply changes made

  11. Click OK to exit Wi-Fi Properties

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  12. Type Command Prompt as the search bar located at the lower left

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  13. Right click on Command prompt result and click Run as Administrator

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  14. Inside Command prompt, type the command “ipconfig /flushdns”, this will refresh DNS server.

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Visit a website again and then check if Err_Connection_Reset error message on Windows 10 still occurs.

Solution 2: Disable LAN proxy settings

Since network connections issues is the primary culprit for this error to occur, you may also need to disable LAN Proxy settings to try fix this. This is to remove proxy settings that may have been applied to network driver and or network adapter.

To do this:

  1. Press Windows key + R on your keyboard to open RUN dialog box.
  2. At RUN dialog box, type “inetcpl.cpl” and press Enter or click OK to open Internet Properties
  3. Inside Internet Properties, click Connections tab
  4. Click LAN settings to open Local Area Network (LAN) Settings
  5. Make sure option “Automatically detect settings” is unchecked.
  6. Click OK to apply changes made.
  7. Click OK to exit Internet Properties.
  8. Restart Computer.

Once computer completely reboots, visit a website again and then check if Err_Connection_Reset error message on Windows still occurs.

Another way to Disable proxy service is via Settings, to do this:

  1. Press Windows key + I on your keyboard to open Windows Settings
  2. Inside Windows settings, click Network & Internet
  3. At left pane, click Proxy
  4. At right pane, toggle OFF the option Automatically detect settings.
  5. Click X at the upper right corner to exit Windows settings window.

Visit a website again and then check if Err_Connection_Reset error message on Windows 10 still occurs.

Solution 3: Reset Network Configurations

Resetting network configurations helps fix Err_Connection_Reset error as it removes network settings that are incorrect that can possibly be caused by a third party program. Other than that, resetting also clears corrupt DNS data and or cache that can also be the cause for this error.

To reset network configurations, follow the steps below:

  1. Type Command Prompt at the search bar located at the lower left
  2. Right click on Command prompt result and click Run as Administrator
  3. Inside Command Prompt window, type the following commands and press Enter after each command.
  4. Type netsh winsock reset and press Enter
  5. Type netsh int ip reset and press Enter
  6. Type ipconfig /release and press Enter
  7. Type ipconfig /renew and press Enter
  8. Type netsh interface ipv4 reset and press Enter
  9. Type netsh interface ipv6 reset and press Enter
  10. Type reset ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter
  11. Restart Computer

Once computer completely reboots, visit a website again and then check if Err_Connection_Reset Windows 10 error still occurs

Solution 4: Run Internet Connections troubleshooter

Troubleshooter on Windows is used to diagnosed and fixes Windows related issues that may have cause problems to occur. Make sure to Run Internet connections troubleshooter to fix Err_Connection_Reset error message.

To do this:

  1. Click Start or Windows key located at the lower left
  2. Click Settings, an icon that looks like a gear. This will open Windows Settings
  3. Click Update and Security tab
  4. At left pane, click Troubleshoot
  5. Click Additional Troubleshooters at right pane
  6. Click Internet connection under Get up and running.
  7. Click Run the troubleshooter tab. Windows will now search and detect problems at new window
  8. After Internet connection Troubleshooter process is complete and it could not identify any problem, click Close and Exit Settings Section. If a problem is detected, it will display recommended solutions to fix it.

Visit a website again and then check if Err_Connection_Reset Windows 10 error still occurs.

Solution 5: Temporarily Disable Antivirus Program

Err_Connection_Reset error can also be caused by conflict with the antivirus programs already installed and third party antivirus programs. To fix this, you may need to temporarily disable third party antivirus program.

For Windows Defender:

  1. Click on the Start or Windows logo key located at the lower left on your windows.
  2. Click Settings which is an icon that looks like a gear. This will open Windows Settings section.
  3. At Windows settings section, click on Update and Security.
  4. Click on Windows security which is located at the left pane.
  5. Click Virus and Threat protection from the protection areas section. A new window opens.
  6. At the new window, click Manage settings from Virus and Threat Protection settings.
  7. Then, Toggle OFF Real-time protection.
  8. Restart your computer.

For AVG:

  1. Double-click on AVG icon located at on system tray
  2. Click Temporarily disable AVG protection.
  3. Select how long you want AVG to be turned off and whether you want AVG to disable its Firewall too. Click on OK to disable the antivirus program.

For McAfee:

  1. Double-click on McAfee icon located at on system tray.
  2. Click Exit.
  3. A dialog box warning you that McAfee protection will be turned off, click Yes to disable the antivirus program.

For Avast:

  1. Double-click on Avast icon located at computer system tray.
  2. Click Avast shields control.
  3. Locate the options to disable the program – the options are to disable it for 10 minutes, an hour, until the computer is restarted or permanently (until you yourself turn it back on). Select whatever option suits you best and use it to disable the program.

Once computer completely reboots, visit a website again and then check if Err_Connection_Reset error on Windows 10 still occurs.

Solution 6: Clear Browsing cache

A corrupt temporary data can also be the culprit for Err_Connection_Reset error message to occur. Make sure to clear browsing cache to remove corrupt data that can help fix this issue.

To do this:

  1. Launch Google chrome
  2. Click on the 3 vertical dots located at the upper right.
  3. Click More tools from the drop down menu
  4. Click Clear browsing data from the drop down menu, a new window opens.
  5. At new window, you can choose the Time range from when computer started to experience the error. Or you can choose ALL time option.
  6. Make sure all options below time range are checked.
  7. Click clear data to start clearing browser cache. wait for it to complete.

Visit a website again and then check if Err_Connection_Reset error on Windows 10 still occurs.

After following the solutions mentioned, you will successfully fix Err_Connection_Reset error on Windows 10. For more troubleshooting videos, feel free to visit our TheDroidGuy Youtube Channel.

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